For parents that often means a new resolve to find a way to quit ranting and raving about what their children are (or are not) doing; to find a way stop the arguing with their children who are driving them crazy; and to find a way to stop the power struggle between themselves and their kids.
These goals are easier said than done. Let’s face it, as parents or those who work with children, we all need a little help at times.
Thankfully, help is on the way.
The theme of this year’s Parent Services Center Parenting Conference is “Who’s in Charge: How to Avoid Power Struggles with Children.”
The one-day conference is set for Jan. 26 and will be conducted by Kelly Smith, a psychologist and child behavior specialist.
Mrs. Smith works with educators to create plans that help children from preschool to high school recognize and modify problem behavior at home and school. And as a mother of five, she knows firsthand how challenging it can be to raise children.
The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Rose Heights Church, 2120 Old Omen Road. The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door and includes lunch and materials.
Continuing education credits are offered to counselors, educators and social workers.
More information is available on the Parent Services Center website, parentservicescenter.org or by calling 903-595-2235.
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